Here’s an excerpt of my first article, “Two Things You Must Do with Your Sermons.” Click here to read the whole thing.
As you drive home from church on Sunday afternoon, how do you evaluate your sermon? Do you aim for less droopy eyes than last week? Do you base it on positive comments from your congregation as they shuffle out of the sanctuary?
When God judges the ministry of those who teach his word, God will not ask around to see how much people enjoyed your preaching.
He is going to use two measurements.
Titus 1:9 boils good preaching down to two things
In Titus chapter one, Paul lists the qualifications for an elder. He itemizes several character qualities, and then ends with this:
“He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it” (Titus 1:9).
We learn the two things that the pastor must do in his sermon.